There are many things I do not like about VAR but the majority of them relate to how the officials, especially the English ones use it, usually to favour certain teams.Everything is wrong with VAR even before you get the crooked bastards using it.
The BoltonBollock we had yesterday fits that description. It's like watching a pickled onion blowing a whistle and trying to run.Technology and sports have a fairly mixed relationship already. Log on to Twitter during a soccer match (or football as it's properly known*) and as well awww.iflscience.com
Is this the reason the majority our refs are slapheads?
The equipment is just not accurate enough to give those sort of decisions. It all depends on where the frame is frozen. Officials should be forced to take account of this technical margin of error (up to 20cms apparently) in making any decisions. It is clear that VAR is being used incorrectly in England. It could be corruption or incompetence. With Mike Riley in charge either is possible.Hardly a full on proper moan as we played well and won. But for our disallowed 6th goal yesterday, if the VAR offside line had been used on the Burnley defenders outstretched hand like it was for Bamford a few weeks back, that goal might have stood. Again inconsistency in the way VAR is implemented.
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